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Tuesday, 16th October 2012
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Japan 'brave' in 4-0 loss to Brazil

Brazil fought and won against Japan in today's (October 16th) friendly match.

Coached by Mano Menezes, the Brazilian football team were too strong for the opposition, winning 4-0 against the Japanese.

Goal scorers were Paulinho, Neymar with two goals and Kaka – scoring for the second match in a row.

Playing on a cold, wet day in Wroclaw, Poland, the Japanese team bravely tried to rediscover the form that saw them claim victory over France in last Friday's 1-0 match.

The first goal came from midfielder Paulinho, followed by a harshly-awarded penalty that Neymar converted, to put the South Americans 2-0 up after just half-an-hour.

After only three minutes into the second-half, Neymar struck another goal – his 16thgoal in 25 internationals.

Kaka completed the scoring slipping past his marker to add a fourth goal with a low left-footed shot.

"Japan bravely pushed forward to try and reduce the deficit but left themselves badly exposed and Brazil looked dangerous every time they went forward," reported Reuters.

Posted by Mark Smith